TRM volleyball improves to 20-3 Thursday

Published 8:33 am Friday, October 7, 2011

The T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball team saw their win streak increase to nine games Thursday as they swept a tri-match at Pleasant Home.
The Lady Tigers improved to 20-3 Thursday as they defeated Pleasant Home 2-1 and Opp 2-0 to get the win.
T.R. Miller will play in the Escambia County tournament Saturday at W.S. Neal with their first game set for 10 a.m.

TRM 2, PH 1
After losing the first set to the Lady Eagles of Pleasant Home, T.R. Miller responded and took sets two and three to get the win 2-1 over Pleasant Home.
T.R. Miller lost set one 25-23 before winning set two 25-19 and set three 16-14.
In set one, Amber Nelson had eight service points, four kills and two blocks while Haley Brown added four service points. Karisa Nelson, Taylor Guthrie and Miranda McNamara all had three service points each in the loss.
In set two, Leah Brundidge led with seven service points and three kills while Karisa Nelson had seven points and eight assists.
Amber Nelson had five service points and seven kills and Taylor Guthrie had three points and seven kills.
In set three, Karisa Nelson had six service points and five assists while Leah Brundidge had three points and three kills. Guthrie had three points and five kills and Amber Nelson had six kills.
“We didn’t too many things the right way in game one and lost 25-23,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “In games two and three we settled down and got back to what we have been doing pretty good lately and that is hitting the ball. We had an advantage on the net and we used it. We had to battle until the end but we found a way to win”.

TRM 2, Opp 0
In their second game of the tri-match Thursday, T.R. Miller defeated Opp 2-0.
The Lady Tigers won game one 25-14 and game two 25-11.
In game one, Guthrie had seven service points, six kills and three blocks while Karisa Nelson hade five service points, nine assists and one kills. Leah Brundidge had five service points and three kills and Amber Nelson had five service points, six kills and three blocks.
In game two, Guthrie led with 10 straight service points to make a 7-5 T.R. Miller lead into a 17-5 lead. Guthrie also had three kills in the win. Moriah Brundidge had six straight service points while Amber Nelson added three points and 12 kills.
“We really came out a different team against Opp,” White said. “We were more aggressive and we played with a lot more enthusiasm than we did in the earlier match. Our hitters did a fantastic job of hitting. Our setters gave them plenty of opportunities and our girls hit really well in this match. We played the way that we think a T.R. Miller team should play.”